System Degradation

Commission Groups

Guidance Commission Groups: ACG, NEBB, SMACNA and BCxA

As a building manager, you may be familiar with the four main organizations that provide guidance on commissioning: ACG, NEBB, SMACNA and BCxA. But what exactly are the differences between these organizations? In this blog post, we’ll take an in depth look at how each organization differs in terms of Cx requirements, guidelines and standards. …

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Building System Failures

The Dangers of Building System Failures

If you’re a property manager, then you know that there’s a lot that goes into keeping a building running smoothly. From making sure the plumbing and electrical systems are up to code to ensuring the HVAC system is functioning properly, there’s a lot to keep track of. However, one of the most important—and often overlooked—elements …

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The Value in Commissioning Documentation

Getting a building commissioned involves getting certified professionals on the project as soon as possible to ensure systems are designed to function properly, efficiently and in a way to allow for  working with other systems without issue or failure.  Commissioning in general is most commonly related to new building construction, but recommissioning or retro-commissioning is …

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WHAT IS SYSTEM DEGRADATION AND HOW DO I STOP IT?

Ah, new construction. It looks great, it functions well, and it provides occupants with maximum efficiency. But over time, systems start to give out, usually due to regular wear and tear. Tell tale signs include utility bills going up and components not functioning as well as they used to. Fortunately, there are things you can …

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